As part of my quest to become more eco friendly I have wanted to try a cup for a long time but was put off by some of the horror stories / bad reviews I had seen. Now, I regret not trying it sooner. I find it easiest to pop in/remove in the shower & had no real issues with mess. I had the occasional leak when I was first figuring it out but that being said it was still less than what I would sometimes get from a tampon. Overall 100% happy & confident to trust the cup. As a hobby pole dancer I put my cup through some wild flips & throwing myself upside down & it stayed exactly where it belonged, all without having to worry about a tampon string. 100% recommend to give it a go & persist with it.